You are already a writer

As I'm coming up for air from my novel, finally, a recent article in The Guardian was waiting for me, floating on the surface …  The Guardian always seems to have something wonderful to say about writing at just the right time. The paper asked six writers -- each had been named as "Young writer of … Continue reading You are already a writer

Self-publishing: John Ashbery, Czeslaw Milosz… and you

    A few more points, my friends, about why you might consider self-publishing … if/when you're ready. Here you'll find some statements (in boldface) culled from arguments in a recent Call of the Siren post against self-publishing ("Self-publish, are you crazy?"). Each is followed by a paragraph-length rebuttal that (I hope) provides some understanding ... … Continue reading Self-publishing: John Ashbery, Czeslaw Milosz… and you

A tightly-controlled world: A.R. Williams on ‘The Camellia Resistance’ (pt. 1)

The novel The Camellia Resistance by A.R. Williams starts off in a comforting place, a warm bed, as the narrator watches her lover dress. But the world outside is far from a comfort — a future landscape, painted in apocalyptic tones and colors. It's become a familiar world in the past decade or so, thanks to … Continue reading A tightly-controlled world: A.R. Williams on ‘The Camellia Resistance’ (pt. 1)